Thursday, December 27, 2012

Lettieri's Receives Business Champion Award

Lettieri's, Shakopee, received the 2012 Business Champion Award at the Dakota-Scott Workforce Investment Board's (WIB) annual legislative and awards event held Dec. 14 at the Eagan Community Center.  The Business Champion Award recognizes an outstanding company that uses WorkForce Center services such as job fairs, job postings or training. 

Lettieri's, founded in 1994, is housed in a 100,000 plus square foot plant and office in Shakopee, which includes a production and research and development facility. The company develops unique and innovative products for the food industry.  The company's credo is "big enough to produce, yet small enough to listen and react to customer's needs."   Lettieri's customers range from small independent delis to large-scale club stores and more than 30,000 convenience stores.  

 "Lettieri's Plant Manager, Vance Boelter, and staff have worked diligently with our employment counselors to promote job opportunities and self-sufficiency for the residents of our local communities," notes Jean  Sinell, Scott County Employment and Training Supervisor.  "They have committed to interviewing, job shadowing, and having the participant actually experience the variety of positions offered by Lettieri's with the possibility of employment being offered to the right candidate."

She adds, "In the last year, Lettieri's provided work experience opportunities for participants in Scott County's youth, supported work and senior programs.  They have demonstrated commitment to the program, their employees and to the community and have demonstrated flexibility and patience with our clients as they learn to be successful.  Additionally, they have offered full time positions to several of our clients, providing them with job skills and opportunities to become self-sufficient."

The Dakota-Scott Workforce Investment Board oversees employment programs and WorkForce Centers in Dakota and Scott Counties including sites in Burnsville, Shakopee and West St. Paul.

No comments: